Where can I import a tailored suit?
November 18, 2010 1:48 PM Subscribe
I have heard rumors of tailors in NYC who will take your measurements and import you a bespoke suit. Hook me up.
posted by griphus to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
Being the wisp -- 5' 7" and 135 lbs -- that I am, I tend to drown in most off-the-rack suits to the extent that tailoring them would barely help. Unlike guys with the opposite problem, there do not seem to be any exclusively Small And Short men's clothing stores. Finding something nice that fits well seems to be the exception and not the rule and I am sick to death of cobbling together outfits at H&M, who seem to be the only place catering to both my taste and size.
I want a suit that comes as a unit and that doesn't look like I took my grandfather's church clothes out for a walk (I'm looking at you, SYMS.) Unfortunately, most locally-made bespoke suits are way the hell out of my budget. My girlfriend told me there are places that will send your measurements out to a foreign country -- from my previous jobs in fashion, I'm assuming it is India -- and will mail you back a fine suit for a fraction of the cost it would have been to get it made here.
Does anyone have any connections to a place like that? Any reviews? Any places to specifically stay away from? Related scams? Anything would help. Thanks!